60 Days…Day 7

My last post (Day 6) was posted on December 7th, and here I am, four days later, getting around to writing Day 7.  I had a big dog show this weekend, with friends in town from Georgia, Wisconsin and Springfield, and I literally had no time to write…or to go to the gym…or to ride my horse.  However, due to the enormous convention center and the amount of moving around I had to do, my Polar watch indicates that I nonetheless exceeded my fitness goals for each day since my last post.

Here is my progress so far for December:

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I did take today off, but I am back at it as of tomorrow.

Drago Tree_4286 webThe weekend was really good.  I had a great time with my friends and their Sloughis.  My dogs did well at the show (my Sammy finished his AKC Championship at 9 months of age), and the wins were spread around among many dogs and owners, which makes it more fun for all of us.

The dogs just finished a warm supper of spiced venison braised with apples and oranges, courtesy of my friend, Donna, who brought me several bags of venison scraps that she gets from a hunter-friend of hers.  We, on the other hand, had parmesan crusted chicken and a Mediterranean salad.  (Yes, their supper smelled better than ours.)

I was interviewed by Mark Brown at the Chicago Sun-Times for a piece he did on the new Illinois “pet custody” statute that takes effect on January 1st.  You can read it here, if you are interested.

I am beginning to plan our Christmas dinner menu, and I am still immersed in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the scale is still subbornly refusing to budge again.  On that note, I wish you good night!


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